Pippi is everything I wanted to be as a child but didn’t know how – outrageous, loud, anti-authoritarian, strong, free-spirited, messy, generous, powerful, and brutally honest. She is self-sufficient, thinks “ladylike” is a loud of hooey, and is an efficient dispenser of justice to bullies. Her shoes are too big, her clothes are a mess, she can lift a horse over her head, and nobody knows what to do with her. What’s not to like?
You readers who frequent here, I need your help. My friend and her husband are immigrants and they are raising their Australian-born children here. My friend is open-hearted but after almost a decade of living here she has reached a… Read More ›